The London Business School (LBS) is a market leader in professional education in Sri Lanka. After 19 years, the institution has developed over 100 diverse courses providing guided learning for the individual. These courses are tailored to meet emerging standards and technologies specific to Sri Lankan industries, while the qualifications received have valuable international recognition and relevance.
Founded by Chairman Mr. Priyantha Kannangara, the LBS has seen over 100,000 of its students successfully employed in positions ranging from middle management to CEOs.
CEO and director of studies at the LBS, Mr. M. M. Maznavi, is constantly updating the available course options to ensure that students acquire skills that are at the cutting edge of their profession, regardless of whether they are fresh from school, or have been working in their chosen industry for many years.
Working in close conjunction with Wigan and Leigh College in the UK, the Association of Business Executives (ABE), and the University of Greenwich, LBS provides individually tailored learning pathways at realistic prices.
This time around while you have sat the GCE O/L it could also be a time to look around for an exciting journey via LBS to becoming an international student and a fascinating future. We have tips, tools and advice to help you qualify as a Global Professional through universities anywhere in the world - right after your OLs. The International Foundation Diploma (IFD) is one such. It's a pre-degree programme especially designed for OL students whose first language is not English and to develop their English language skills in writing, reading, note taking, group work and presenting while expanding their IT skills and prepare them for undergraduate study. IFD could mould you to successfully complete a degree education in Business Management, Computing and Information Technology or Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management in a university in UK, USA, Canada or Australia, he explained.
LBS, perhaps may be the only professional education institution of its kind in the country having low cost, fast track UK Executive Diplomas for just about any discipline you'd wish to follow - HRM, Marketing, Project Management, Banking & Finance, Insurance & Risk Management, Psychology, Call Centre Management, Customer care Management, Financial Management, Travel Tourism and Hospitality Management, Production and Operations Management, Journalism & Mass Communications, the list is virtually endless from Wigan & Leigh College of a 150 year vintage and one of the largest state owned institutions of higher education in UK.
You may not be the only one who didn't know that ABE (Association of Business Executive UK) is the most recognized British Management Qualification in Sri Lanka and that it provides you entry to the second and final years of a Bachelor's degree programmes in any university around the world. With relevant work experience you can fast track to an MBA.
ABE is a low-cost route to a university degree and could save you thousands of pounds. While giving you the skills to make a real difference in the workplace, from finance and accounting to marketing and management. These qualifications are recognised and accredited by QCA, the UK qualifications regulator. ABE has exemption arrangements with other professional bodies including ACCA, CIMA and BCS to save you time and accredit your learning, he continued.
One of the best possible things you can do to improve yourself and make you more appealing to your current and future employers is to learn a second language. Learning any second language will have many benefits, but learning English as a second language could have benefits that could be far beyond any other possible choices, possibly far beyond what you can even imagine learning a second language would do for you.
The LBS is also a British Council approved centre for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Participants can obtain a dual qualification of both IELTS and a Diploma in English (UK). Internationally recognised information technology qualifications are offered by the LBS, which boasts a wide range of courses from beginners to advanced programming. The IT programmes boast individual attention and competitive rates.
All staff at the LBS are fully qualified individuals with proven practical experience and success in their fields. Students are offered continual career advice and guidance throughout the duration of their course and classes consist of a balance of practical and theoretical work, including group work and case study analysis as it pertains to a business situation. Assessment is a mixture of both examinations and dissertations, which Maznavi believes is "more efficient and relevant to the real-world than just one examination."
Given the rising importance of certain industries in Sri Lanka, such as tourism, and given the evolving and competitive nature of today's workforce, the LBS has a course that will help you strive to reach the position that you want.
LBS has a vision - to become an undisputed leader in providing a world-class education at an affordable cost in the Asian Region and with a mission to making their students be held in high esteem by employers worldwide for their superior skills. We assure that our courses are most modern, up-to-date and benchmark in quality. We have produced outstanding students holding forte in the corporate world here and overseas. We are proud of our 19 year record in the field of education said Maznavi, concluding the interview.